[PATCH] reduce alignment constraint on ia64 elf core header
horms at verge.net.au
Tue Mar 4 20:57:16 EST 2008
On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 06:49:44AM -0500, Neil Horman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 01:28:16PM +0900, Simon Horman wrote:
> > On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 04:56:44PM +0100, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> > > * Neil Horman <nhorman at tuxdriver.com> [2008-03-03 15:30]:
> > > > Hey all-
> > > > Patch to reduce the alignment constraints on ia64 elf core headers.
> > > > >From what I can see there is no need to align the elf core header structure to
> > > > the EFI_PAGE_SIZE (given that the EFI will never read this data, only the kernel
> > > > will when booting a kdump kernel). And since this is going into our reserved
> > > > memory, it saves us 3K (4K vs 1K alignment). Tested successfully by myself on
> > > > several ia64 boxes.
> > >
> > > This is wrong. Please read this thead:
> > >
> > > https://lists.linux-foundation.org/pipermail/fastboot/2007-February/012882.html
> > Hi Neil, Hi Bernhard,
> > I can confirm that with Neil's patch I end up with a zero
> > byte long /proc/vmcore
> > --
> > Horms
> Rescinded. My bad, I didn't think to check that.
Thanks to Bernhard for spotting this,
I likely would have merged it otherwise.
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